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Scoil Phádraig, Ballyhale, County. Kilkenny

Cill Chainnigh agus Seamróga abú!! (056) 7768915 Rolla No. 17628R

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Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge ag tosnú ar an Aoine 10ú Márta go dti Déardaoin 16ú Márta.
Cuir snas ar do chuid Ghaeilge idir seo agus sin!!!! Gaeilge Abú..........
World Book Day is on in Scoil Phádraig on Thursday 9th of March.  You may dress up as your favourite character from a book and you could win a prize.
Thomastown Credit Union Winners 2017.

Winner of the tractor run sticker competition with Noreen Malone.

The Zumba Show took place in school on Wednesday 14th of December.
There were 7 shows in all and a big crowd showed up to see the children perform.
Click here for photo slideshow.
Jacqui Frisby and Keeva Fennelly visited the school on Friday 11th of November with the two Camogie All Ireland Cups.  They spoke to the children and signed numerous jersies.  Thanks a million to the players.  Maith sibh!!!!!!
Click here to see more photographs from the visit.
Mr. Walsh's class getting into the mood for Halloween..........BOOOOOOO
Rang 1 2016/17 Ms. McCabe
Rang 2 2016/17 Mr. Griffin
Rang 3 2016/17 Ms. McCormick.
Fourth and fifth Class 2016/17 Mr. Walsh.
Senior Infants 2016/17 Ms. Hahessy.
Current Sixth Class in Junior Infants!!!!!!!!
New Junior Infants who started on August 31st 2016. Ms. Phelan

New School Year 2016/17

School will commence for 2016/17 on Wednesday 31st of August at 9.20a.m.

Something Fishy Project Link

Please support the Ballyhale Parent's Association 5K Fun Run on Sunday 19th of June at 1pm.
Registration starts at 11.30am in the Parish Hall.

Turas Scoile Rang 5 agus 6.  31 Bealtaine 2016.

School will be closed on Friday 3rd of June, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th of June.
School will re-open on Wednesday 8th of June.

First Communion 2016 was celebrated in the Carmelite Friary on Saturday 28th of May.
Maith sibh go leir!!!!!!!

 Proclamation and Flag Raising Day 15th March 2016.
World Book Day winners 2016.

Incubator Update
Click on the two videos below to see two of our chicks hatching out on March 1st 2016

Incubator Project.
The Incubator Project began on Wednesday 10th of February.
We got an incubator and 7 eggs due to hatch out around Wednesday 2nd of March.
Please look below at the photographs. 

New poster put together by Rang 6 to show the levels of sugar in some foods.  
Very interesting reading.

Rang a 6 show off their healthy lunches on Wednesday 20th 2016.
The photographs were also sent to Operation Transformation to promote healthy eating in the school.  Some healthy schools may be visited by Kathryn Thomas...... Here's hoping!!!!!!! 
 THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK.................
Grace was the winner of the tractor run competition with Noreen Malone and Breena Duggan.
Sergeant Kieran Kennedy and Private John Flynn visited school on December 11th 2015 .
They presented an Irish flag and Proclamation to the school.  
Larry also read out the fourth paragraph of the Proclamation.

Junior Infants September 2015
Some photographs from the archive.........
The current 5th class when they were in Junior Infants.........
The current 4th class when they were in Junior Infants with Ms. O'Shea

Reunion of the class of 1957.

The class of 1957 had a reunion in Carroll's in Knocktopher and were joined by their teacher.  Maith sibh!!!

GOLF in 4th, 5th and 6th class in November 2015

Jennifer Hickey and Sean Cotter visited the school lately and coached 4th, 5th and 6th class in golf.

The First Communion will be on Saturday 28th of May 2016 in Knocktopher.

The Liam McCarthy Cup came to the school on Friday 25th of September 2015.

The children from 6th class were all interviewed on KCLR on Thursday 3rd of September 2015.

Click here to view the Summer Newsletter composed by 5th and 6th class.

It might take a few minutes to download.

First Communion did take place in the Carmelite Friary in Knocktopher on
Saturday 16th May 2015.   
Photgraph of all the boys and girls in 2nd class is below.

Memory Lane
How many can you name from the 2002 Country Cup Winning team?


Confirmation Class from 2015 (5th and 6th class).

The victorious Ballyhale hurling team brought All Ireland, Leinster and County Cups to school on Friday 27th of March.

World Book Day is on Thursday March 5th 2014.  Get your costumes ready........

First Confession will take place in Ballyhale Church on Tuesday March 10th.  Best wishes to all the boys in girls in 2nd class. 

The quiz team that finished second in the Credit Union Quiz in Thomastown on February 1st 2015 are pictured below.

New Classroom was opened today amid bright winter sunlight on December 19th 2014.  Fr. O Callaghan blessed and officially opened the new classroom, resource room and disabled access toilet ably assisted by eight children from each level of the school.  The plaque was unveiled in the new corridor along with a
photograph of former teacher Ms. Éilís Hayes.


Winners of Rang 5 (Caroline) and Rang 6 (Andrew) Art Competition.


The school Christmas Mass will take place in Ballyhale Church at 10am on Thursday the 18th December.  The Official Opening of the new classroom, resource room and disabled access toilet will take place in Scoil Phádraig at 12.00pm on Friday 19th December 2014.  The Parent's Association will provide refreshments afterwards in the school hall.
There was a super fund raising effort by the whole parish and thanks to all for their contributions.
Congratulations to Ballyhale Shamrocks on their superb Leinster Club Final victory on Sunday. 
Na Seamróga Baile Héil Abú!!!!!!!!! 

Winners of the Thomastown Credit Union Artfest November 20144
Some students from Scoil Phádraig were on KCLR on Friday morning prior to the County Final.  Click on the link below to listen to the clip.  Our clip starts after about 18 minutes and 23 seconds
See Photographs of the Kilkenny hurlers who came to Scoil Phádraig with
Liam McCarthy.     Up the Cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The calendar for 2014/15 has just been updated to include the Confirmation on Sunday May 3rd and First Communion on Saturday May 16th.
Class photographs for school year 2014/15

Fáilte ar ais go Scoil Phádraig don bhlian nua.
Welcome back for the new school year. 


The Scoil Phádraig Parent's Association collected €10,000 during the year and this money will be used in the finishing of the new classroom and car park.


Please click here for BOOKLISTS for 2014/15


Click here for the Scoil Phádraig Summer Newsletter


Sixth Class students leaving are pictured below.


Hard luck to the School Hurling team who lost the Country Cup final in Nowlan Park on Tuesday 24th June 2014. 


The New Classroom, Resource Room and Disabled access toilet are nearing completion



Click here to see the progress of the new classroom (261 photographs)

 so far in PDF form.  (It takes a few minutes to download)



Building work continues on new classroom in Scoil Phádraig.




Ballyhale Tractor Run Presentation

2014 Memorial Tractor Run Committee presented €4,000 to Scoil Phádraig, Ballyhale for a new library in our Learning Support Room. Thanks to all involved in the Tractor Run for their generous donation to the school.   Maith sibh!!!!


Scoil Phádraig, Ballyhale will be closed on Thursday 20th February and Friday 21st February 2014 for Mid-Term.


Click on the link below to access the weather forecast.


Some familiar faces from the current 6th class when they were in Junior Infants.

Some familiar faces from the current 5th class when they were in Junior Infants.



For more wonderful art work from all classes in Scoil Phádraig please click in the picture below



CLICK here to see the Christmas 2013 Newsletter in PDF form




The Scoil Phádraig production of "The Lion King" which took place in Ballyhale Parish Hall on Friday, December 13th at 7.30pm was a huge success.  Thanks to all involved in both the dress rehearsal and the evening show. 


The DVD of the show will be available from the Scoil Phádraig Parent's Association on Friday 20th December.




Countdown Letters and Numbers game click here



€3000 raised by the Scoil Phádraig Parent's Association was presented to the school on Wednesday 9th October.



School Year 2013/14

Class photographs for the 2013/14

 Junior Infants - Ms. Phelan.


 Senior Infants - Ms. Hahessy.


 First Class - Mr. Griffin

Mrs. Coleman's Class 2nd and 3rd.


 3rd and 4th Class - Ms. McCormick.


5th and 6th class - Mr. O Dowd.


Click here for booklists for 2013/14


Click here for Summer Newsletter (pdf version)  2012/13


Scoil Phádraig will close for the summer holidays on Friday 28th of June at 12.30p.m.  We will re-open on Thursday 29th August 2013.


Jumble Sale 2013

Scoil Phádraig held a Jumble Sale on Friday June 21st 2013 and sixth class in charge of each of the stalls.  Thanks to everyone who came and bought at our sale and all the money raised went to purchase a new interactive whiteboard for our school.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir!!!!!


First Communion 18th of May 2013

  Confirmation Class 2013


Click here for more images of Sports Day 2013.

Click above for weather for local area.


The First Communion will take place in Scoil Phádraig on Saturday May 18th in Ballyhale Church.


Scoil Phádraig will be closed on Friday May 31st, Monday June 3rd, and Tuesday June 4th for the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  We are back in school on Wednesday morning June 5th at 9.20a.m.


The Scoil Phádraig Quiz team in the RDS on April 7th 2013 with quizmaster Marty Whelan.


Prize winner in Junior Infant ESB/INTO Handwriting Competition


World Book Day on March 8th 2013.

To celebrate World Book Day in Scoil Phádraig we dressed up as our favourite character from a book.

Here are the winners.  Well done to all who dressed up and all children were rewarded for their efforts.

We had the ugly sisters, Seán Treacy, Anne Boleyn, Saucpan Man, The Pirate Girl, Where's Wally, Woody from Toy Story, Toffee the Cat and Mike the Knight from the Magic Shield.  Well done to all the children for a great effort. 



The winners of the Regional Credit Union U 13 Quiz.

The All Ireland Final is on Sunday April 7th 2013 in the R.D.S. in Dublin.

Maith sibh buachaillí!!!!!!!!




First Confession will be celebrated in Ballyhale on March 12th 2013

First Communion will be celebrated in Ballyhale on May 18th 2013.


Ms.  A. O Shea who retired from Scoil Phádraig on 14th January 2013.

Ms. O Shea was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a gift from the Staff and Board of Management at a meal for her in Carroll's.


Credit Union Quiz winners 4th February 2013.

The team now progress to the next round in early March.

Maith sibh buachaillí!!!!!!!!


Confirmation Class 2013.





To see the latest video clips of the children in Scoil Phádraig click here.

We have been very lucky this year appearing on three separate RTE programmes  Up for the Match, Six One News and Sports Personality of the year.





Roinn A Football Final Panel
The boys football team that lost to Thomastown in the Roinn A final played on December 8th 2012 is pictured below.  The boys played some very good football and dominated possession at times but did not get the scores that they deserved.  It was a very good game played to a high standard and the boys displayed all the skills of Gaelic Football.  We now look forward to the hurling season starting in March 2013.

Class Photographs 2012/13

Ms. Phelan with the 25 Junior Infants who started in September 2012.

Ms. Hahessy's class on World Book Day 2013

Mrs.Coleman with 2nd and 3rd class 2012/13

4th and 5th class 2012/13

Mr. O Dowd with 6th class 2012/13


Countdown Game link



Black and Amber Day in Scoil Phádraig Sept. 7th 2012.



New school year begins in Scoil Phádraig Ballyhale on


Thursday, August 30th at 9.20a.m. sharp.




Click here for Booklists for 2012/13


Click here for the Scoil Phádraig Summer Newsletter



First Communion Class 2012.


The new school year 2012/13 will commence on Thursday August 30th at 9.20a.m.


The school year ends this year Friday 22nd June at 12.30p.m.



Henry Shefflin's Olympic Torch visited Scoil Phádraig on June 8th.  Every child in the school got to touch or hold the torch.  Many thanks to Henry for giving the children the opportunity to hold this wonderful torch.


The Sixth Class pupils who will be leaving Scoil Phádraig at the end of term.


Ballyhale Indoor Handball Wall


The visit of the "GOOCH".

Colm Cooper visited the school with Henry Shefflin on Monday 14th May.  The two GAA stars were filming a television advertisement in Ballyhale and were good enough to come to the school to meet the 4th, 5th and 6th classes.  Colm answered numerous questions for the children. 


Fr.  Kehoe Silver Jubilee. 

Fr. Kehoe Silver Jubilee
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 Click on the link below to view the Boys Hurling Fixtures for 2012


First Communion is on Saturday

May 19th in Ballyhale Church.




Click here to view the Christmas Newsletter 2011.

Click here to view photographs of Christmas classroom plays.

Photograph from 2005. Some very happy faces!!!!
The Girls Gaelic Football did the school proud today with a magnificent performance in winning the County Final in tough conditions against Urlingford on December 2nd. The score at the end was Scoil Phádraig 6-3 Urlingford 0-0. This was the second match in a row that the girls managed to keep a clean sheet. Both defence and attack were outstanding. Captain Lauryn Devereux accepted the cup in front of her jubilant team and new COUNTY CHAMPIONS. The medals were presented in Carroll's on Friday night by Ms. McCormick.
MAITH SIBH!!!!!! Scoil Phádraig Abú!!!!!!!!






Making African Headdresses in Rang 5 agus 6 Nov. 2011.
New Junior Infants September 2011
Junior and Senior Infants September 2011.
Senior Infants and First Class with teacher Miss Phelan Sept. 2011. 
Second and Third Class with teacher Mrs. Coleman September 2011.
Fourth and Fifth Class with teacher Ms. McCormick Sept. 2011.
Fifth and Sixth Class with teacher Mr. O Dowd Sept. 2011.
The current 6th Class in Junior Infants. 2004

Miss Hayes

There was a mass celebrated in Ballyhale Church on Monday 28th of February 2011 to remember Ms. Éilís Hayes.  Ms. Hayes taught in Scoil Phádraig for 21 years before moving to Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire. She was a talented teacher, gifted athlete and cross country runner. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, work colleagues and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam dílis.

Miss Éilís Hayes with last class she taught in Scoil Phádraig 02/03.




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